It almost works but not quite. I actually quite like black wheels on the right car - some seem to have an irrational hatred of it.
Still can’t stand the black wheels. Can’t believe someone had them powder coated in black
It should be fairly inexpensive to get them painted back into the OEM colour. That and the removal of those silly stickers on the side skirts and it'll look fantastic given the paint colour. It looks a bit McDonalds carpark at the moment but those two tweaks and it'll be back to looking great.
Won’t the diamond cut need redoing? Is that even possible once powder coated?
You could get them done in one of the BMW OEM silver paint colours without the diamond cut? The diamond cut is a nuisance anyway and IMO never looks that great. A painted finish is easy to look after and easy to repair if they ever get damaged.
Loos quite nice in silver: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1536899
Yeah that’s what the Z4’s wheels are finished in - definitely a nice colour but they look dirty quickly
Hence why I thought maybe it would be worth going grey
Going to try and get the car winter ready tomorrow. I plan to:
1. BH Snowfoam
2. AG Shampoo
3. BH Clay with Megs Rapid Detailer
4. AG Ultra Deep Shine
5. AG Quick Ceramic
I've also bought some magma for the wheels. I might try and seal them with Gtechbiq C5 but it won't come in time. Maybe given my low mileage I'll just use the rapid ceramic too.
Gave it a right good clean today (foam, two buckets, decon) and a coat of Autoglym Rapid Ceramic spray. I've decided the tyre dressing I've got isn't great, needs a good couple of coats to make it look decent. Time to find something better.
When spring hits its going in for a polish, I've decided!
My car cleaning adventure was cancelled so next weekend it is. Is SRP really better than UDS? I thought it was the "same" but better for darker cars?If you're working outside, then put your clay into some hot water first, to soften it up a bit - makes it nicer to use and less likely to do any damage.
SRP is probably better than UDS if you have that?
I would only try and do C5 on a warm day with low moisture. Just use the Rapid Ceramic stuff instead for now, so they're easier to clean next time,.